Subject: EHS Quarterly Bulletin: May 2018

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2nd Quarter, May 2018
The Trump Effect
One of the central themes of President's Trump's campaign focused on reducing government regulation as part of an effort to stimulate the economy. Since his election, President Trump and his Administration wasted no time on taking actions to reduce regulations. One of the biggest misperceptions that many in the business community have is that Trump's actions have eliminated EPA and OSHA and their regulations. This is not an accurate assessment. As part of the changes occurring with EPA, enforcement priorities have been shifted to the states and there has been a dramatic increase in state environmental agency inspections at printing operations. In the past several weeks, the EHS department has assisted 5 member companies respond to inspections and notices of violations on air permit requirements and hazardous waste management. The penalties have been very high, with one over six figures. The best approach is to be prepared, and members can contact the EHS department at with questions or schedule a mock inspection.

UCAIR Workshop
Printing Industries of America and Printing Industries of Utah, a sub-group of Pacific Printing Industries Association, are pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) to educate the printing industry about new air pollution control rules in the Salt Lake City area. Utah has been struggling with air quality issues related to inversions that are common to the area. This half day workshop on May 23rd will educate printers on air permitting requirements and the changes in the regulations that that are coming in September. For more information visit our website.
PIA/SGIA Webinar Series
Printing Industries of America is teaming up with Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) to bring you a free and very informative EHS webinar series on two new EPA and OSHA regulations. Our next webinar, Walking and Working Surfaces: Overview will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 2pm EDT. Then, throughout the summer, we will continue to breakdown OSHA's new walking and working surfaces regulations with ladders and fall protection. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get up-to-date on regulatory changes! For more information and to register visit our webinar webpage

Electronic Reporting Deadline
On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a recordkeeping rule requiring employers with more than 20 full-time employees to electronically submit injury and illness data annually. The deadline to submit your 2016 injury data was December 31, 2017. The deadline for 2017's data is July 1, 2018 and is quickly approaching. If you missed the December 31, 2017 deadline, OSHA will not issue a citation if you get your 2017 data submitted before they inspect. This provides an additional incentive to get your data submitted. To eliminate any confusion regarding reporting for companies that are under the jurisdiction of state OSHA programs, Federal OSHA issued a statement at the end of April stating that all companies must now report even if the state has not formally adopted the reporting regulation. Records can be submitted through OSHA's website.

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